Photographer’s ‘eureka’ moment

If you’ve already seen this on Facebook, I do apologise, but I feel stirred to also share it in the context of this blog.

We stayed at Wortley Hall for three nights (in South Yorkshire), and one morning I woke with the dawn, saw the sun rise over the open countryside from our bedroom window, and felt immediately inspired to go for a pre-breakfast cycle ride, to catch the best of the day.

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Half an hour into the ride, climbing and descending several narrow country lanes, I came on this scene. The brakes automatically locked on the bike, I fished around for my camera and, as I got ready to catch the moment, a walker appeared from behind me and proceeded up the hill.

It was the perfect moment. In the early morning sunlight at 7.30am, his shadow must have measured 30-40 feet long. If photographers ever talk about a ‘eureka’ moment, this was mine.

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Aspects of Britain, Cycling UK and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yep, you lucky bugger, Frank!

  2. A stunning photograph Frank.

  3. Morning light – so special for photography, for cycling, for just starting a great day.

    Beautiful catch Frank

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